Deane Fowler crew

Deane Fowler crew was assigned to the 513th Squadron.

Standing (from left): Deane Fowler - Pilot, Charles Wolfe - Bombardier, William Ford, Jr. - Co-Pilot, Crew Navigator brought on board to replace Richard Sherwood, original navigator who was sent back to the states for special training. Austin C. Ricketson was on this mission as navigator, the normal navigator on the Yatkones crew.

Kneeling (from left): Wesley Wackerle -Engineer, Charles Kohnfelder, Armorer/Gunner, Edward Harkins (partially obscured) - Armorer/Gunner, John Vernon Weaver - Radio Operator, and Jesus Padilla - Radio Operator/Gunner. The fellow in front is Joseph D'Angelo - Engineer/Gunner, and the little guy he is holding is Vino, whom we brought over to Italy from North Africa.

This photo was taken before the Verona Raid, 2/14/1944.

Liberandos Patch


At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.

Also, the board approved a $5,000 donation to add to Ed Clendenin's $20,000 donation in the memory of his father. Together, these funds begin an endowment for the preservation of the 376 archives.

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2019 River Cruise


DATES : Sep 13-16

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: Crowne Plaza

2018 reunion details

previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid

The Liberandos

Three Crawford Brothers

Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior

376th Bomb Group Mission History

The Last Liberator

Full Circle

Shadows of Wings

Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War

I Survived Ploesti

A Measure of Life

Shot Down In Yugoslavia

Stories of My Life


Born in Battle